You’re going to love this new app for storytelling and creative play! Play Town, My Story Maker is an interactive, free app that lets children bring their imagination to life by narrating and creating personalized stories! The app is recommended for kids ages 3-9, and is very simple to figure out. But it’s also loads of fun for older kids. My niece Maddie, age 12, seems to enjoy this app more than anyone else in my house. And I must confess that I’ve had a bit of fun myself creating stories with Play Town. I am thrilled to have been asked to participate in a sponsored ambassador program for PlayTown, and have a chance to learn about this great game.
There are countless apps available these days, but still I sometimes find myself wondering why these apps aren’t more interactive. So many times we have downloaded new apps, and after just a few minutes the kids are bored with them. We do a lot of reading, so it’s a lot of fun to switch things up a bit and create our own stories using the Play Town app.
To get started, I simply downloaded the FREE Play Town, My Story Maker app to my iPad Mini. The free app is also available for Android devices. From there, it was easy for us to follow along and create our stories. Three playsets are included with the free app, each providing themed sets of characters, stages, props, and music. Pirates’s Treasure Hunt, Princess Party, and Travel Around the World are the included sets. Additionally, you can purchase more playsets for $1.99 such as: What Do You Want to Be, Jungle Kingdom, and Monster Under My Bed.
As soon as you open the app, Toybo, a cute little robot assists you in setting the scene and creating your story. First, you’ll choose your characters. It’s easy to add and remove characters from the scene. You can change what your character is wearing, add accessories, and even choose the expression on your characters face. It’s amazing how many little details you can choose.
With your own voice, you can record a story as you move characters around the scene. When you’re done recording your story, you can select music and watch and share what you’ve just made. I really love the sharing aspect of this app.
Play Town, My Story Maker app for kids is like having a mini theater in your hands. The stories and possibilities are endless. I loved hearing the kids put on their best Jack Sparrow impersonations while recording a Pirate’s Treasure Hunt story. This app so much fun! But don’t take my word for it. The Play Town app is FREE, so download it and find out for yourself! Download the Play Town for Kids app from the App Store and on Google Play. Let the adventures begin!
The PlayTown: My Story Maker app allows kids to create, personalize and narrate stories while bringing their imagination to life! Children have rich imaginations, and it’s the responsibility of a parent to help nurture, encourage and reinforce their children’s’ creative expression. An active imagination can help develop certain life skills such as communication and problem solving.
Disclosure: About a Mom is participating in a sponsored blog ambassador program from PlayTown. As a part of this program we have received paid compensation for placement of digital advertisements and specific postings related to PlayTown.